PROCEEDS OF CRIME ACT 2002 ORDERS AND REGULATIONS IN UK

PROCEEDS OF CRIME ACT 2002 ORDERS AND REGULATIONS IN UK

  • THE PROCEEDS OF CRIME ACT 2002 (SEARCH, SEIZURE AND DETENTION OF PROPERTY: CODE OF PRACTICE) ORDER 2018 (SI 2018/82) – commences 31st January
  • THE PROCEEDS OF CRIME ACT 2002 (CASH SEARCHES: CODE OF PRACTICE) ORDER 2018 (SI 2018/82) – commences 16th April
  • THE PROCEEDS OF CRIME ACT 2002 (INVESTIGATIONS: CODE OF PRACTICE) ORDER 2018 (SI 2018/84) – commences 31st January
  • THE PROCEEDS OF CRIME ACT 2002 (RECOVERY OF LISTED ASSETS: CODE OF PRACTICE) (ENGLAND AND WALES AND SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2018 (SI 2018/85) – commence 16th

These 4 SI are made under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA), and bring into force 3 revised codes of practice and 1 new code of practice providing guidance and procedural requirements for the exercise of certain functions under POCA, required due to changes made by the Criminal Finances Act 2017, and extend certain existing functions and create new functions.  3 of the SI bring into operation revised codes of practice (concerning the use of search, seizure and detention powers in confiscation, search powers in cash recovery and investigation powers) and the fourth introduces a new code of practice concerning a new search power available in respect of certain items of personal or moveable property.  For details for all 4, see the Explanatory memorandum at –

www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/85/pdfs/uksiem_20180085_en.pdf

 

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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